by Patrick Appel

Reihan responds to Ezra:

If we really did argue the issue [of health care reform] in this terrain of number of lives saved, I have to say I'm pretty confident that we could do much better than $900 billion for 150,000 lives, particularly if we are entirely indifferent to the impact on total employment, economic growth, and personal freedom.

Michael Cannon and Yglesias debate Ezra's data.